IGNOU MA Rural Development (MARD) Syllabus & Courses

IGNOU MA Rural Development Syllabus, IGNOU MA Rural Development Courses, IGNOU MARD First/ Second Year Subjects:

The Indira Gandhi National Open University has divided the IGNOU Master of Arts in Rural Development courses into two years. In first year of study, there are five courses and all are compulsory which also includes the Project work (MRDP 1) which is equivalent to two courses whereas in the second year, the university has provided six courses out of which students has to choose five. Also read about IGNOU MA Rural Development Admission Procedure.

The university follows the credit system approach for studying all the courses in which 1 Credit is equivalent to 30 study hours. All the IGNOU MARD Courses are of 6 Credits each except the MRDP 1 project work which is of 12 credits. The students has to pass out total of 66 Credits to complete the programme. The details about the courses such as Course Code, Course Name and Credits has been mentioned below:

IGNOU MA Rural Development (MARD) First Year Courses

(Compulsory Courses)
Course Code Title of the Course Credits
MRD 101 Rural Development – Indian Context 6
MRD 102 Rural Development Programmes 6
MRD 103 Rural Development – Planning and Management 6
MRD 4 Research Methods in Rural Development 6
MRDP 1 Dissertation 12

IGNOU MA Rural Development (MARD) Second Year Courses

(Choose any five)
Course Code Course Name Credits
RDD 6 Rural Health Care 6
RDD 7 Communication and Extension in Rural Development 6
MRDE 101 Rural Social Development 6
MRDE 2 Voluntary Action in Rural Development 6
MRDE 3 Land Reforms and Rural Development 6
MRDE 4 Entrepreneurship and Rural Development 6
Total Credits 66

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